gsttaglanguagecodes

gsttaglanguagecodes — mappings for ISO-639 language codes and names

Synopsis

#include <gst/tag/tag.h>

gchar **            gst_tag_get_language_codes          (void);
const gchar *       gst_tag_get_language_name           (const gchar *language_code);
#define             gst_tag_get_language_code           (lang_code)
const gchar *       gst_tag_get_language_code_iso_639_1 (const gchar *lang_code);
const gchar *       gst_tag_get_language_code_iso_639_2B
                                                        (const gchar *lang_code);
const gchar *       gst_tag_get_language_code_iso_639_2T
                                                        (const gchar *lang_code);
gboolean            gst_tag_check_language_code         (const gchar *lang_code);

Description

Provides helper functions to convert between the various ISO-639 language codes, and to map language codes to language names.

Details

gst_tag_get_language_codes ()

gchar **            gst_tag_get_language_codes          (void);

Returns a list of known language codes (in form of two-letter ISO-639-1 codes). This is useful for UIs to build a list of available languages for tagging purposes (e.g. to tag an audio track appropriately in a video or audio editor).

Returns :

NULL-terminated string array with two-letter language codes. Free with g_strfreev() when no longer needed. [transfer full]

gst_tag_get_language_name ()

const gchar *       gst_tag_get_language_name           (const gchar *language_code);

Returns the name of the language given an ISO-639 language code as found in a GST_TAG_LANGUAGE_CODE tag. The name will be translated according to the current locale (if the library was built against the iso-codes package, otherwise the English name will be returned).

Language codes are case-sensitive and expected to be lower case.

language_code :

two or three-letter ISO-639 language code

Returns :

language name in UTF-8 format, or NULL if language_code could not be mapped to a language name. The returned string must not be modified and does not need to freed; it will stay valid until the application is terminated.

gst_tag_get_language_code()

#define             gst_tag_get_language_code(lang_code)

Convenience macro wrapping gst_tag_get_language_code_iso_639_1().

lang_code :

ISO-639 language code (e.g. "deu" or "ger" or "de")

gst_tag_get_language_code_iso_639_1 ()

const gchar *       gst_tag_get_language_code_iso_639_1 (const gchar *lang_code);

Returns two-letter ISO-639-1 language code given a three-letter ISO-639-2 language code or two-letter ISO-639-1 language code (both are accepted for convenience).

Language codes are case-sensitive and expected to be lower case.

lang_code :

ISO-639 language code (e.g. "deu" or "ger" or "de")

Returns :

two-letter ISO-639-1 language code string that maps to lang_code, or NULL if no mapping is known. The returned string must not be modified or freed.

gst_tag_get_language_code_iso_639_2B ()

const gchar *       gst_tag_get_language_code_iso_639_2B
                                                        (const gchar *lang_code);

Returns three-letter ISO-639-2 "bibliographic" language code given a two-letter ISO-639-1 language code or a three-letter ISO-639-2 language code (both are accepted for convenience).

The "bibliographic" code is derived from the English name of the language (e.g. "ger" for German instead of "de" or "deu"). In most scenarios, the "terminological" codes are prefered.

Language codes are case-sensitive and expected to be lower case.

lang_code :

ISO-639 language code (e.g. "deu" or "ger" or "de")

Returns :

three-letter ISO-639-2 language code string that maps to lang_code, or NULL if no mapping is known. The returned string must not be modified or freed.

gst_tag_get_language_code_iso_639_2T ()

const gchar *       gst_tag_get_language_code_iso_639_2T
                                                        (const gchar *lang_code);

Returns three-letter ISO-639-2 "terminological" language code given a two-letter ISO-639-1 language code or a three-letter ISO-639-2 language code (both are accepted for convenience).

The "terminological" code is derived from the local name of the language (e.g. "deu" for German instead of "ger"). In most scenarios, the "terminological" codes are prefered over the "bibliographic" ones.

Language codes are case-sensitive and expected to be lower case.

lang_code :

ISO-639 language code (e.g. "deu" or "ger" or "de")

Returns :

three-letter ISO-639-2 language code string that maps to lang_code, or NULL if no mapping is known. The returned string must not be modified or freed.

gst_tag_check_language_code ()

gboolean            gst_tag_check_language_code         (const gchar *lang_code);

Check if a given string contains a known ISO 639 language code.

This is useful in situations where it's not clear whether a given string is a language code (which should be put into a GST_TAG_LANGUAGE_CODE tag) or a free-form language name descriptor (which should be put into a GST_TAG_LANGUAGE_NAME tag instead).

lang_code :

ISO-639 language code (e.g. "deu" or "ger" or "de")

Returns :

TRUE if the two- or three-letter language code in lang_code is a valid ISO-639 language code.

See Also

GstTagList